?As we kick off our autumn campaign,? said one of the Birmingham team members, ?let us pray that hearts and minds are converted and that many lives are saved.?

Nearly 100 people turned out for the kickoff of Birmingham?s eleventh 40 Days for Life campaign ? a vigil held outside a Marie Stopes abortion facility. Marie Stopes is one of the UK?s largest abortion businesses.

?During the first shift on Wednesday morning, two students walked past," said Isabel, the Brimingham leader. "One of them looked over his shoulder at us, then came back to where we were praying. He asked what we were doing. We explained that this was an abortion centre that performed over 5,000 abortions every year."

The student said he lived just around the corner but had no idea this was happening. He shook hands with the volunteers and thanked them for being there.

"Being outside the abortion centre is a good opportunity for us to witness not just to those using the facility and it's workers but to the whole community," Isabel said. "One of my aims is that through these campaigns, no one in our city can say they didn't know what went on here."



With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.